Charles Napier to be charged over historial abuse claims

Charles Napier, the half-brother of Conservative MP John Whittingdale, is to be charged with 21 counts of indecent assault relating to historical allegations, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

Charles Napier is to be charged with 21 counts of indecent assault. Credit: ITV News

"These date from 1968 to 1973, and relate to 21 male complainants aged between eight and 13 at the time of the alleged offending and who were pupils at the school where he taught," Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, Baljit Ubhey, said.

Napier will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 2 September.